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Is This How Walker Would Fix The State?

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on October 30, 2010

There is no way around it. Scott Walker has totally and completely mishandled the mental health complex over the past eight years. Even the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said as much in their mind-boggling hypocritical endorsement of Walker.

Among the problems that have arisen to the public’s attention in just the past few months include how female patients are being sexually assaulted, the facility is in shoddy condition and the security leaves a lot to be desired.

Walker had privatized the security staff at the mental health complex years ago, and it has now cost tax payers more than a million dollars more than if he had left it alone. After Clarke’s report came out pointing out that the security is all but nonexistent at the mental health complex, Walker said that he had taken direct steps to fix the problems and that no one needed to worry their pretty little heads about it anymore.

But after Walker said that he had fixed the problems, a patient, the same one who was impregnated as a result of a sexual assault while a patient there, was able to leave the grounds and physically assault a neighborhood woman in her own home and in front of her children.

Again, Walker, this time through his campaign, claimed he had fixed the problems.

Again, Walker lied. The Wisconsin Democratic Party tested his claims of having fixed the security out there. As they say, seeing is believing,especially when the findings are unbelievable:

As you can see, Walker fixed nothing. Nor does his budget have any intent of fixing anything next year, since he is in reality, putting less money into the system.

To add insult to injury, Walker is still stonewalling any and all efforts, even from county auditors, to gain access to a 2008 report regarding the situation at the mental health complex. When he has released every other report requested, the only logical conclusion is that he is withholding this report for political reasons, which is simply inexcusable.

If this does not meet the definition of malfeasance, I don’t know what does.

This should disqualify Walker from being county executive, much less governor.

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